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Friday
Aug262016

Lotte Group vice chairman found dead hours before questioning by prosecutors

One of South Korea's top executives was found dead on a walking trail Friday morning in Gyeonggi Province in an apparent suicide.

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Thursday
Aug252016

John Kerry: Corruption is ‘root cause’ of terrorism

Secretary of State John Kerry made his third visit to Nigeria in 20 months this week, talking in the most explicit terms any top-level American official has used to explain the direct link between corruption and terrorism.

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Thursday
Aug252016

Practice Note: How to handle real estate compliance risks

In the prior post, we talked about anti-corruption enforcement actions and investigations involving real estate. Now let's look at real estate-related compliance.

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Wednesday
Aug242016

Richard Bistrong: In defense of, ahem, intermediaries

International success now depends on business leaders having "the foreign policy acumen to distinguish what they can and cannot do,” according to John Chipman, the director-general and chief executive of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

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Wednesday
Aug242016

Bill Steinman: Getting comfortable with per diems by mitigating the risk

Per diems abound. Since my first post in this series six months ago, I’ve been asked to help our clients with at least fifteen foreign government tenders or contracts that require the payment of per diems during testing or training visits. While not a scientific survey, it underscores what I believe to be a growing demand by foreign governments for per diems. 

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Tuesday
Aug232016

Severin Wirz: Why businesses are seizing the corporate transparency movement

A strange thing occurred this month in the American political universe when a business organization wrote a letter to several key Congressmen advocating on behalf of a bill that would increase government oversight over companies. Yes, you read that right: companies are voicing their support for more government regulation.

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Tuesday
Aug232016

Compliance Alert: Enforcement hammer falls on real estate

Regulators charged with enforcing anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, and economic sanctions laws and regulations have turned new attention to the real estate industry, and investigations and enforcement efforts span the globe.

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Tuesday
Aug232016

Job: Associate Compliance Manager, Monitoring and Analytics (Allergan - Jersey City, NJ)

Job Title: Associate Compliance Manager, Monitoring and Analytics

Employer: Allergan 

Location: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

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Monday
Aug222016

Deutsche Bank charged after disaster recovery platform causes IT disaster

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed a civil complaint Thursday in federal district court in New York City charging Deutsche Bank AG with failing to report any swap data for multiple asset classes for five days in April when a software update went wrong and crashed the system.

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Monday
Aug222016

When It Absolutely, Positively Has to Be Indicted Overnight: How to Prevent Future Debacles Like the FedEx Prosecution

Against the backdrop of years of unprecedented monetary penalties imposed through DOJ civil settlements and deferred prosecution agreements with financial institutions embroiled in the 2008 financial meltdown, the DOJ came under withering criticism for perceptibly treating scrutinized corporations simply as cash cows rather than addressing the actual criminal conduct of the corporations and their executives.

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Monday
Aug222016

Mike Scher to Donna Boehme: Show us Compliance 2.0

Donna Boehme is widely credited with transforming the compliance profession into what is now known as Compliance 2.0. For that ten-year pioneering struggle and for creating models for global compliance programs, the SCCE's 10-year anniversay award for dedicated service went to her as the "Lion of Compliance."

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Friday
Aug192016

SEC fines Health Net Inc. for severance agreements that stifled whistleblowers

Health Net Inc. paid a $340,000 penalty Tuesday to the SEC for illegally using severance agreements that required outgoing employees to waive their ability to obtain monetary awards from the SEC’s whistleblower program.

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